Patrons

All of our staff, trustees, volunteers and patrons are determined to support the vision of our founder, Major Howson, who believed that no disabled veteran should be denied the opportunity for meaningful employment.

Her Royal Highness The Duchess of Cornwall

Patron

Rear Admiral Lionel Jarvis CBE KStJ DL

President

Educated at Wellington College, Guys Hospital and Britannia Royal Naval College Dartmouth. Medical career in general practice overseas and at sea, then NHS radiology training. Consultant Interventional Radiologist, Defence Consultant Adviser in Radiology, Faculty Board Royal College of Radiologists, extensive research & academic portfolio. Hospital Doctor of the Year 1999. Operationally deployed Gulf War and Iraq War. Commanding Officer Royal Hospital Haslar. Executive Director Portsmouth Hospitals NHS Trust. Director Medical Policy MOD 2006-08, Assistant Chief of Defence Staff (Health) as Surgeon Rear Admiral 2008-12, overseeing military medical operations Iraq & Afghanistan. Medical Director General (Naval), Honorary Surgeon to Her Majesty The Queen 2006 – 12.  Chief Executive & Medical Director Qatar Heart Hospital 2012-15. Since 2016 Prior of The Priory England & The Islands of The Venerable Order of St John of Jerusalem and Chair of St John Ambulance. Deputy Lieutenant County of Hampshire. Freeman City of London. Yachtsman & Cresta rider.
Major General Tony Jeapes

Vice Patron

Senior Enlisted Advisor to the Chiefs of Staff Committee, Glenn Haughton

Vice Patron

Dr Geraldine Strathdee CBE MRCPsych

Vice Patron

Geraldine is NHS England’s National Clinical Director for Mental Health. She has previously held positions as Associate Medical Director at NHSL and Mental health Clinical Adviser, National Professional Advisers team at the Healthcare Commission and Care Quality Commission.
Chris Rogers

Vice Patron

Richard Boggis-Rolfe

Vice Patron

Brigadier Mar A J McH Overton, TD

Vice Patron

Marc is an Army Reservist. Having previously Commanded the London Regiment (London’s Reserve Infantry Regiment) he is now responsible for all Army Officer recruitment and selection into the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst After spending most of his civilian career in telecommunications he now works for Cisco running the introduction of new IOT (Internet of Things) products across the globe. Chairman of Greater London RFCA and on the Board of the Army Museums Ogilby Trust Marc lives in Hampshire and has two sons.